Evett, Bobby Lee
Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS ON OR NEAR PUBLIC HIGHWAY OR STREET
POSSESSION OF FIREARM OR KNIFE DURING COMMISSION OR ATTEMPT TO COMMIT CRIME
TERRORISTIC THREATS AND ACTS
TERRORISTIC THREATS AND ACTS
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I, Deputy Clark responded to [100 BLOCK] Maffett Street located in Trion, Ga., regarding an illegal burn along with Trion Fire Department.
Upon arrival, I observed Evett being physically upset as to the Fire Department be at the residence. He argued with them for a short time the walked to my patrol vehicle. Evett stated that I can tell the motherfu*ker across the street pointing to [VICTIM #1]’s residence that he would kill him.
Evett stated [VICTIM #1] allegedly stated he was going to shoot him with a rubber bullet. Evett stated he would blow him down and I could ask the Sheriff because he would confirm that he would do it. I, Deputy Clark told Evett not to make terroristic threats of violence toward another and Deputy Starkey further informed Evett rubber bullets were non lethal.
Evett was told to calm down and was issued a warning for burning house hold garbage in the storm water ditch at or near the roadway. I, Deputy Clark left the scene as soon as the Fire Department finished extinguishing the small fire. I traveled east on Maffett Street and drove slowly through the neighborhood.
I eventually made my way back around to Walker Street and traveled north back to the intersection of Maffett Street and while do so, I heard what appeared to be a gun shot. I opened the driver’s window attempting to hear any further shots and attempt to locate the location from which it was occurring.
As I approached the intersection, I observed a small male child in the front yard of [100 BLOCK] Walker Street running from the trees near the roadway towards the residence. An adult female identified as [WITNESS #1] was waving her hands at me to get my attention as she was grabbing the small child screaming he is shooting guns pointing towards Evett’s residence.
I observed Evett standing in his front yard with a shotgun. He pointed the shotgun out in front of him and discharged the shotgun towards the direction of the roadway. I, Deputy Clark notified E911 of Evett actively discharging a firearm in the front yard and proceeded to his residence.
While driving to the intersection, Evett made eye contact with me and immediately dropped the shotgun along side of his right leg and swiftly retreated to the interior of his home. I pulled along side of his fence on Walker Street and exited my patrol vehicle. I observed Evett exit his residence and proceed to the end of the driveway where I was located.
I confirmed Evett not having any weapons about his person upon contact. I asked where the firearm was and he denied having a firearm at any time. He stated he was going to fire up his welder to work on a project. I stated I observed him with a shotgun and discharge it in the front yard.
I, Deputy Clark detained Evett by way of restraints and placed him inside my patrol vehicle where he was read Miranda Warning. Corporal Fielding and I made contact with Evett’s wife inside the residence. I inquired as to the location of the shotgun. She stated it belong to her and it was located on the coach arm directly behind her.
I observed a semi automatic handgun lying next to the shotgun with the slide locked to the rear in the open position. I opened the breech of the single shot shotgun finding a live yellow shotshell in the chamber. Both firearms were consistent in calibers matching the empty casings lying on the ground in the front yard.
CID Investigator Sanford was notified and responded to the scene to photograph the evidence. Mr. Evett stated he did discharge the handgun first indicating several times and then discharged the shotgun multiple times as well. Both firearms were collected and relinquished by Mr. Evett by signature on a property receipt.
Speaking with witness [WITNESS #2], she stated she heard gunshots and went to her front door observing Evett cursing saying “call the fu*king cops on me again” and “I’m Crazy” while discharging the firearm. I, Deputy Clark made contact with Evett explaining he was under arrest and would be transported to the Chattooga County Detention Center by Corporal Fielding.
Evett stated we could take the guns expressing he did not want to go to jail. He asked for a favor stating he wanted to talk with [VICTIM #1] and apologize for his actions. He was explained we do not offer favors and was denied contact with [VICTIM #1]. The scene was processed and evidence collected on property receipts and stored in locker #3 and LG3.
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